Tealing Community Council Tealing Small Hall, Inveraldie Wednesday 20th January 2010 @ 7.30pm Present: Graeme Reoch (Chair) Nicki Donaldson (Minute Taker) Kay Dennis John Kirkland Bob Taylor Alex Henderson Nancy Wilkie Councillor John Whyte Councillor Jean Lee In Attendance: Kerry Kirkland Gordon Clark Kathleen Clark Lindsay Hay Rosie Lindsay Niki Lamond Sandra Burke Steven Burke 1 APOLOGIES Apologies were received from Mary Cavin and PC Louden. 2 MINUTES OF 2 DECEMBER 2009 Agreed following minor amendments to attendee details. 3 MATTERS ARISING: 3.1 Road Subsidence, Newbigging Councillor Whyte to visit Mr Scott re drainage issues and will Cllr Whyte involve Roads Department. 3.2 Bus Service Councillor Whyte advised that the information he had received Cllr Whyte from locals regarding the buses failing to stop had been passed to the Transport Dept and he will also liaise with Strathtay Buses. Let him know of any further instances. L Hay advised of 2 further instances in the last week - Thursday 14th January and Monday 18th January. 3.3 Core Path Plan A Henderson advised that he had received correspondence A advising that an enquiry date had been set for 24th February at Henderson the Millennium Hall, Birkhill at 10am. All objectors had been invited, himself included. Any further objections must be directed to Mr Scott McKenzie, Specialised Case Officer, Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeal, 4 The Courtyard, Callendar Business Park, Falkirk, FK1 1XR. The traffic speeds at the school were discussed – school would have to access a 60 mile an hour road to get onto Core Paths. N Donaldson confirmed that the Ministry of Defence owned a number of access tracks at Balnuith. Queries were raised about the ownership of the roads at Kirkton Of Tealing, Home Farm and New Mains Road. A Henderson to meet with Councillor Whyte. G Reoch A advised that the Community Council was not consulted in Henderson 2008 as stated by Angus City Council. N Donaldson Cllr Whyte suggested that copies of the correspondence allegedly sent to the Community Council be requested. Councillor Whyte to Cllr Whyte check with Rachel Green. Councillor Lee advised that nationally road speed were being discussed for country roads. 4 TREASURERS REPORT Forms had been completed for changing our Administration Account from the Nationwide Bank to the Royal Bank Of Scotland (RBS). The Nationwide Account does not have a cheque book which causes difficulties when payments are required to be made. The new account with RBS will provide a cheque book and will also allow Direct Debits to be set up. A Direct Debit will be set up for the monthly fee for the Website. Bank Account healthy with approximately £2000. Our Project Account will remain with Nationwide which has approximately £3000 in the account. Note books are available from K Dennis for Community Councillors for claiming travelling expenses. It was confirmed that 40p per mile travelling expenses can be claimed for attending meetings or representing Tealing Community Council at events also for other expenses e.g. stationary etc. Any claims should be forwarded to K Dennis. S Burke suggested that consideration be given to opening a PayPal account. It was agreed to look into this. S Burke advised that the Website has capacity for a full commercial facility. The security benefits and other benefits were discussed. It was also agreed to sell books and videos on the Website. 5 COUNCIL QUERIES 5.1 Core Paths As above. 5.2 Newbigging Road Gypsy Travelling Person’s Site-road subsidence at entrance, Cllr Whyte Councillor Whyte to check. 5.3 Frawny Wind Farms No further information had been received to date. Planning application had been submitted for a wind monitoring pole at the Piggery Site at the old Tealing airfield – it was noted that the application had stated “no neighbours identified” although this was clearly an error as a number of neighbours were highlighted. Councillor Whyte to check that neighbours been Cllr Whyte identified. It was confirmed that the monitoring pole was to test wind speed and direction to check viability. 5.4 Snow Clearing K Dennis advised that the head teacher at the school was clearing snow around the entrance on Tuesday pm prior to the school going back on Wednesday. She had apparently phoned Angus Council requesting help but nothing was done. School buses did not get through therefore the children had to be walked up to the school. It was also advised that eventually 4 janitors arrived to clear the snow. Councillor Cllr Whyte Whyte to take up this issue. 5.5 Green Bin Collection G Reoch advised that the green bins had not been emptied in Inveraldie. There had been no notification given to advise when uplifts would happen although an advert had been placed in the Angus Magazine. No notes of collection left in bins advising of alterations. Councillor Lee to look into this. It Cllr Lee was advised that Tealing residents did not have green bins and only had 1 refuse bin. Councillor Lee advised that this is being revised but date unknown at present. 6 WEB DESIGN UPDATE S Burke gave an update as follows: Development so far - Up to 50 pages on www.tealingvillage.org which is changing daily at present and is taking shape with a few photographs and a short video clip. Advertising going very well with £315 received. Home page ads had been purchased from Rembrand and The Speckled Hen – it was agreed that a thank you letter to both companies would be send by the Chair. G Reoch Website Planning and Ideas Group set up – training undertaken today (Sandra, Steve, Kerry and Katie). Promoting Website Domain – get as many people to know address and encourage use. Word of mouth critical, suggest everyone present tell 10 people, email all their family and friends with the domain name. Also take the time to show the site to older residents, family and friends who do not have their own computers. Put the link on a social networking site you have a page on e.g. Facebook. Show people what is on – this is details about Tealings history. Question asked about using an email address-look at this in the longer term. Question – flyer to mail drop by community councillor or local press (Sandra to speak to press when we are ready) For promoting the idea of temporary weather proof banner along the side of hall with website address was discussed. S Burke has sought the necessary permission from the Hall Committee and they are happy to do this. Cost of banner between £80 and £100. S Burke will order and help from hall S Burke to erect to be visible on the main road. Community Councillors agreed to the banner. Tealing knowledge quiz for children – get answers from website, children would search for answers and would receive a prize. Head Teacher happy to issue to the pupils. Photography competition in the summer for under 16s, over 16 category – get people to vote online with winners to be published on the website. Citizen of the Year annual award for community service. Nominate people with reasons of why they should be nominated. Search Engine – 198 visitors so far. 327 hits with visitors staying an average of 8.5 minutes browsing an average of 8 pages. Tealing village – 3rd entry on website will continue to climb as it is used. Sections Under Construction - Kids Zone (Katie), to get kids involved with site. - History (Kerry), almost all on line Early history. - History School Days/20th Century/Millennium To Present Day (Sandra) - Tealing Primary School, Angus Council and the school have a website under construction, which we will link to) -Business Directory/Property Directory (Steve), Self employed local people - encourage them to take an entry on business directory. Further Development - Photo of Community Councillors – individual and group photo (group photo to be taken at end of meeting). - Did You Know Video Clips from a good mix of residents. Front of book-20 little clips/facts.to put on Utube. Volunteers Steven Burke advised that had started arranging copies of photos from the hall – to be scanned but it will take time to remove and re site therefore he asked for helpers. The question was raised over who owns the copyright – put on website on photobox. Photos can also be sold online which will generate some income. G Reoch advised that the photos belong to Tealing Community Council. - Prominent people – could we update – put something in about Frank Ellis. Sandra to check with his wife. Linda Cross, British Ambassador to Ecuador came from Tealing. - Friends Of Tealing – list of supporters and champions. -My Tealing - encourage local people of all ages to send in stories, pictures about Tealing. - Longer term - discussion groups. Survey Monkey, photo gallery. - Tealing Newsletter or regular emails – agreed we should have both and also agreed to publish back copies. -Other ideas - suggestions to Sandra or email website. Overall making very good progress. Interest in the site is building and particularly good support from local businesses. We all need to promote by sending in information for All publication on the website. Great way to share news affecting the village with others. We should also encourage people to input their email addresses by registering on website. 7 CORRESPONDENCE 7.1 Angus Council Infrastructure Services Bus Timetable 23, 23C, 24, 114 and 117. 7.2 Angus Council Chief Executive Department Final Draft of the Revised Scheme of Establishment of Community Councils. 7.3 Angus Council Infrastructure Services Bus Timetable Revisions, Christmas and New Year service. 7.4 TAYPLAN The Strategic Development Planning Authority for Dundee, Perth, Angus and North Fife. The strategy for development over the next 12 years and the direction of growth for the next 8 years up to 2020. 7.5 Servite Housing Tenant Participation and Consultation. 7.6 Tayside Fire and Rescue Consultation documentation to be completed. 7.7 Health Improvement Team Newsletter 7.8 Angus Life Winter Edition 7.9 Email dated 15th January – Scottish Government Mind Mapping Exercise Colin McLean Tuesday 2nd February Contact Lynn Halley-for Community Councillors. 8 ANY OTHER BUSINESS 8.1 No one was able to attend the Planning Session. 8.2 Police Report (paper copy received from PC Louden) Theft – only item of note Theft of Motor Cycles from Inveraldie. Police enquiries ongoing into this matter. Operation Linchpin – tackling domestic abuse, additional training given to officers to help them deal with not only the victims of abuse but also the perpetrators. Continues throughout January 2010, and at the end of this intensive period the data obtained will be analysed and a detailed profile of domestic abuse within the Tayside area will be produced and used by all of the community partners who are working to address this issue. Break-ins to Sheds and Garages – be vigilant about the security of sheds, garages and other outbuildings following a number of break-ins and attempted break-ins in recent weeks. During January there were a number of house break-ins in Glenclova Terrace. Security measures include – make sure shed can be seen from the house, consider sensor operated lighting, make it difficult for criminals to simply unscrew locks or hinges of shed doors by fitting carriage bolts, if shed has windows consider fitting a curtain or similar, security mark all equipment, intruder alarm. Festive Road Safety Campaign Results - 44 persons arrested in Tayside and 12 of these were in Angus for drink and drug related driving offences. 105 drivers reported for speeding, 64 reported for not wearing a seat belt, 49 drivers for using mobile phones whilst driving, 74 vehicles were seized as a result of being driven without insurance. 8.3 Notice Board at school has a date of the Community Council meetings and also on website along with agenda and minutes. 8.4 Large lorries were driving into Inveraldie and trying to get into scheme and having to reverse back – no through road sign for Inveraldie – Council Whyte to look into. Cllr Whyte 9 DATE OF NEXT MEETING 24th March 2010 @ 7.30pm.
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